Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Laini Taylor)

28 August 2013

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Around the world, black hand-prints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war.

Average Rating:

Carol Ann Balloch (22 September 2013 20:15)

I enjoyed this. It wasn't the most original, mind blowing of books but yet had enough to keep me entertained. Quick and easy to read as well it didn't feel taxing at all to work my way through. Did like the opposite positions of the angels and demons but sometimes the main protagonist (and her best friend) were just a little bit too delightfully quirky and decidedly 'cooler' than everyone else around them.
Although the final twist at the end was pretty good in my opinion and leant me some (well needed) sympathy towards Karou. I'm going to continue on with the series to see what happens-so it did succeed in keeping my interest piqued at the end at least.

Phil Rodger (29 August 2013 13:31)

For the first few chapters i really thought I might like this, it was quirky and the back story of a girl raised by otherwordly beings to collect teeth which are exchanged for wishes was pretty interesting. Sadly the book descends rapidly into a by-the-numbers paranormal romance between one interesting character and one tired to the point of cliche. The remainder of the book is predictable and formulaic without much to recommend it other than the fact that it's short and easy enough to read.

Sinclair Manson (29 August 2013 13:01)

I think it's only natural to be suspiscious of a book that features a puppeteer as a significant character and the amount of quirkiness in the first chapter or so really made me think I was going to hate this. Despite the twist of devils persecuted by angels, it all seemed a bit ethically clean cut. It was easy enough to read though and overall fairly enjoyable.